Like most big bars the owners have placed an emphasis on developing a broad based entertainment package which incorporates many different things rather than just a straight out meet, greet and barfine. For example they have a large quantity of normal dancers which are complimented by 4 separate show groups including a modeling group, spotlight dancers, pole dancers, and a special group of so called show girls who perform well choreographed dance routines.
From the outset Tao Bar was always going to be a visually impressive bar . On the outside it features a large concrete entrance marked by solid wooden doors, Chinese characters and various well lit signs advertising the various dance groups that perform inside. This is definitely a theme bar and the oriental Chinese theme is created from the external appearance of the bar and carried on through the interior design.
Once inside the bar opens to a pathway which leads to a series of bar stools and bar table which holds the customers drinks. This area is the furthest seating area from the stage and the girls but it gives you an excellent view of the entire club and is perfect for those who like to sit back and familiarize themselves with a new environment or for those who prefer to keep a distance from the girls. To the left hand side is an elevated wooden table which is often a congregating area for regular visitors who like to gather here and view the club while engaging in a prolonged drinking session with each other and girls. Behind this table is a passageway through to the lowered couches that form the main seating area of the bar. On the left hand side is the stairway to the second floor, the downstairs bar serving area and another passageway through to the lower section of the bar.
The front half of the bar is composed of a series of couches which are in a Roman amphitheater sort of design around the semi circular stage. On either side of the lower section are raised sections with private tables and couches. These form the perfect party area where a group of guys can sit back with their girls and enjoy viewing the entire bar or hold their own mini party where the drinks are flying and everybody is in serious party mode.
In the lower section of the bar are a series of couches which are interconnected and form a 3 level semi circular seating area around the dance stage. These can seat up to 30 people and offer a great area for relaxing and enjoying the shows as they appear on the stage. They also offer a great opportunity for the customers to make eye contact with the girls which in my book is always an important factor in the girlie bar business.